Welcome Guest
Log In | Register )
You last visited December 10, 2016, 7:35 am
All times shown are
Eastern Time (GMT-5:00)

To All Veterans

Topic closed. 17 replies. Last post 11 years ago by fja.

Page 1 of 2
PrintE-mailLink
Avatar

United States
Member #33295
February 19, 2006
699 Posts
Offline
Posted: May 27, 2006, 11:34 pm - IP Logged

A special thanks to all Veterans. I appreciate all your sacrifices to keep America safe.

SOME GAVE SOME,BUT SOME GAVE ALL!!!!!!

 

PatriotUS FlagUS FlagUS FlagUS FlagUS FlagUS FlagUS FlagPatriot

Isabel, you are going to feel very silly when this turns out to be make-believe.

    Avatar
    Poway CA (San Diego County)
    United States
    Member #3489
    January 25, 2004
    14120 Posts
    Offline
    Posted: May 27, 2006, 11:42 pm - IP Logged

    From a Viet Nam Veteran, I thank you.  It is my feeling that Memorial Day is not for the living.  I belong to a number of veterans organizations, and argued for a couple of years to the local chapters that they were doing it wrong.

    I was finally successful in getting them to see what I was talking about (getting younger chapter presidents and boards members helped too!!).

    The veterans organizations would basically hold the same ceremony for Veteran's Day as they would Memorial Day.  Both were held at the local cemetery with flags on the graves of the service men and women.  But Veteran's Day should be (and now is) held in a more public place and the emphasis is now on the veterans that are with us now and deserve our thanks.

    Please don't think I'm being negative toward your post.  I understand fully what you were trying to do, but let's remember the men and women that made the ultimate sacrifice for their country this Memorial Day.

    Thank you for your post.

      spy153's avatar - maren

      United States
      Member #28409
      December 15, 2005
      1198 Posts
      Offline
      Posted: May 27, 2006, 11:50 pm - IP Logged

      as an army veteran, I thank you for your post too.

      voir-vous dans mes reves!Cool

        four4me's avatar - gate1
        MD
        United States
        Member #1701
        June 18, 2003
        8364 Posts
        Offline
        Posted: May 28, 2006, 12:06 am - IP Logged

        US ARMY Vietnam era veteran also.

        Thanks to all who sacrificed so much.

        I miss my departed friends. 

        US Flag

         

         

          Coin Toss's avatar - shape barbed.jpg
          Zeta Reticuli Star System
          United States
          Member #30470
          January 17, 2006
          10354 Posts
          Offline
          Posted: May 28, 2006, 12:14 am - IP Logged

           
          US Army Airborne, Viet Vet here, and thanks. 

          RIP

          KIA 1/ 502nd ABN INF

          101st ABN 

          RVN 

            spy153's avatar - maren

            United States
            Member #28409
            December 15, 2005
            1198 Posts
            Offline
            Posted: May 28, 2006, 12:25 am - IP Logged

            man I knew I was in good company here. Cheers

            voir-vous dans mes reves!Cool

              michellep86's avatar - character catafly.jpg
              macon, ga
              United States
              Member #29003
              December 26, 2005
              314 Posts
              Offline
              Posted: May 28, 2006, 12:56 am - IP Logged

              PatriotAs A Army Veteran, I Want To Thank You For Your Post Also.......US Flag

              Just like candy. . . . . Michellep86

                emilyg's avatar - cat anm.gif

                United States
                Member #14
                November 9, 2001
                31363 Posts
                Offline
                Posted: May 28, 2006, 12:58 am - IP Logged


                                  thank you all

                                                                          US Flag

                love to nibble those micey feet.

                 

                                             

                  bellyache's avatar - 64x64a9wg

                  United States
                  Member #12618
                  March 18, 2005
                  2060 Posts
                  Offline
                  Posted: May 28, 2006, 1:31 am - IP Logged

                  Thanks to those who served and sacrificed to give us our freedom! Patriot

                    teacake58's avatar - Lottery-012.jpg
                    AL
                    United States
                    Member #29698
                    January 5, 2006
                    1141 Posts
                    Offline
                    Posted: May 28, 2006, 1:34 am - IP Logged

                    Thanks to all who serve May God Keep blessing and protecting each and every one of you as you help protect us

                      Avatar
                      New Mexico
                      United States
                      Member #12305
                      March 10, 2005
                      2984 Posts
                      Offline
                      Posted: May 28, 2006, 1:45 am - IP Logged

                      From a Viet Nam Veteran, I thank you.  It is my feeling that Memorial Day is not for the living.  I belong to a number of veterans organizations, and argued for a couple of years to the local chapters that they were doing it wrong.

                      I was finally successful in getting them to see what I was talking about (getting younger chapter presidents and boards members helped too!!).

                      The veterans organizations would basically hold the same ceremony for Veteran's Day as they would Memorial Day.  Both were held at the local cemetery with flags on the graves of the service men and women.  But Veteran's Day should be (and now is) held in a more public place and the emphasis is now on the veterans that are with us now and deserve our thanks.

                      Please don't think I'm being negative toward your post.  I understand fully what you were trying to do, but let's remember the men and women that made the ultimate sacrifice for their country this Memorial Day.

                      Thank you for your post.

                      I agree.

                      To the dead and the disabled. 

                      The rest of us just did what we thought was best at the time.  A piece of life that can't be counted as a sacrifice.

                      Jack

                      Absorb the good, ignore the bad, weigh the ugly.

                      It's about number behavior.

                      Egos don't count.

                       

                      Dedicated to the memory of Big Loooser

                       

                        Avatar
                        New Member
                        Marietta
                        United States
                        Member #40056
                        May 26, 2006
                        18 Posts
                        Offline
                        Posted: May 28, 2006, 10:10 am - IP Logged

                        US FlagThank you To All The Veterans!!!! That Kept us Safe And To the Ones That Paid

                        The Ultimate Price......... And Keep Our Men and Women Safe As They Protect Us Now!!!

                          LiLSpeedy's avatar - 2714
                          Decatur, GA
                          United States
                          Member #20471
                          August 18, 2005
                          2668 Posts
                          Offline
                          Posted: May 28, 2006, 12:33 pm - IP Logged

                          As a vietnam era vet, I thank you.

                            MADDOG10's avatar - smoke
                            Beautiful Florida
                            United States
                            Member #5709
                            July 18, 2004
                            20124 Posts
                            Online
                            Posted: May 28, 2006, 1:33 pm - IP Logged

                            "Memorial Day" Is for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

                            I too am a Viet-nam vet, and normally would be on the way to the "Wall" in DC this time of year, but unfortunately can't make it this year. I lost quite a few of my friends to this conflict, to which I might add the so-called leaders of this nation would'nt declare it a war, I'll reserve my choice words for them. I will not let their memory nor sacrifice to go in vain.

                            5th Spfcs Gp

                            "D" Co.

                            Att/199th Inf Brigade

                            Chu-Lai / IIffv    Rvn.

                                                                         

                                                                           "  When Injustice Becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty "


                              United States
                              Member #17555
                              June 22, 2005
                              5582 Posts
                              Offline
                              Posted: May 29, 2006, 2:26 am - IP Logged

                              From a Viet Nam Veteran, I thank you.  It is my feeling that Memorial Day is not for the living.  I belong to a number of veterans organizations, and argued for a couple of years to the local chapters that they were doing it wrong.

                              I was finally successful in getting them to see what I was talking about (getting younger chapter presidents and boards members helped too!!).

                              The veterans organizations would basically hold the same ceremony for Veteran's Day as they would Memorial Day.  Both were held at the local cemetery with flags on the graves of the service men and women.  But Veteran's Day should be (and now is) held in a more public place and the emphasis is now on the veterans that are with us now and deserve our thanks.

                              Please don't think I'm being negative toward your post.  I understand fully what you were trying to do, but let's remember the men and women that made the ultimate sacrifice for their country this Memorial Day.

                              Thank you for your post.

                              I agree.

                              To the dead and the disabled. 

                              The rest of us just did what we thought was best at the time.  A piece of life that can't be counted as a sacrifice.

                              Jack

                               

                              I respectfully disagree. As a four year veteran of a ( Peace Time ) Navy Veteran, I must say that just about any given time, A war can start within a span of just a few months, more or less, and that so called "Selfish" enlistment turns out to be a nightmare.

                              Of course these incidents aren't the norm, however, I'm totally convinced that the majority of the people who were put in those circumstances, would think twice about going awol. They would just justify it by telling themselves, how they have no choice but to meet the requirements of the contract, good or bad, and they're aware of that before they join.

                              Just like a cop. Most of the time the nature of the crime or dispute can be resolved in a civil manner. But, the officer knows that anything can happen.  Just like the cops. They knew that before they joined the farce......

                              Sure those events are rare, but just like everything in life, they do occur.

                              It's all a crap shoot.